Leigh on Sea News - community

Thank you to our Keyworkers!

Southend Youth Council has set up a key worker project, on behalf of the young people in the Borough, recognising the efforts and hard work of our keyworkers over the past year.

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‘Imagining a New Future’ exhibition comes to Southend High Street

Focal Point Gallery is delighted to announce a display of drawings, photos, video, poetry and text created by local residents during 2020 on the theme of ‘Imagining a New Future’.

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The Power of Smell

We often think that it is only a walk that will give our dogs stimulation and exercise. A walk is very important and a dog should be taken out daily, to help them keep fit and healthy...

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New security initiatives introduced in Old Town, Leigh-on-Sea

Several security initiatives are being introduced to the Old Town area of Leigh-on-Sea to heighten security and safety in the area.

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The Council and SAVS are recruiting diverse ‘community champions’ to distribute £1.5m funding

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) are working together to recruit local community champions to help distribute £1.5m of funding for local communities.

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Befriending scheme launched for former homeless people

A new befriending scheme designed to help former rough sleepers successfully adapt to life in their new homes has been launched by Southend Churches Community Support and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

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Story Telling adventure for World Book Day

Southend-on-Sea Libraries have joined forces with master storyteller John Kirk bringing Southend families a storytelling scavenger hunt, in celebration of World Book Day 2021.

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Free and active support sessions for unpaid carers

Unpaid carers will get free physical activity sessions after Southend-on-Sea Borough Council teamed up with Sport for Confidence to provide support.

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Volunteer of the Year Nominations are now Open

Every year, Leigh-on-Sea Town Council ask for members of the public to nominate a hard-working volunteer that lives or volunteers in our town.

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Youth Council provide hot meals for vulnerable over Christmas

Nizle Biju, Deputy Youth Mayor, pledged as part of her Deputy Youth Mayor manifesto, to do some work with the vulnerable over the festive period.

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Southend SEND Independent Forum

A new Forum to give parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) an independent voice in Southend-on-Sea has been appointed by the Department for Education.

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Thank you for protecting our NHS

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is thanking those who have acted responsibly to help protect our local NHS and urged residents to continue.

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Council is new owner of Victoria Shopping Centre

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has bought the Victoria Shopping Centre for £10m.

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Town Council and Tin Teams working together to fight hunger

Leigh-on-Sea Tin Team was formed by a group of residents who got inspired by the weekly clapping for carers, from here they decided to start gathering supplies for local foodbanks.

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Survey checks the ‘pulse’ of Southend residents during pandemic

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are asking residents to let them know about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and what steps they think the borough can take to ensure a positive future.

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Roundtable finalise the route for this year's Santa's Sleigh

Leigh-on-Sea Roundtable have finalised their route for Santa's Sleigh this year.

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Youth Council take part in ‘Make your Mark’

Southend Youth Council members have taken part in this year’s virtual Make your Mark voting, organised by the British Youth Council.

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Course to help residents into work in the care sector

Residents with an interest in starting up a career in the care sector are being urged to register their interest in a successful career-starting project.

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Introducing Southend Writers and Artists Network

Una Rose introduces SWAN and talks about their online 2020 fair.

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Libraries closed but Click and Collect and home delivery set to continue

Following the Government announcement of a period of lockdown (commencing today, Thursday 5 November), the council is pleased to announce that residents will still have access to the Click and Collect and home library delivery services.

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